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I SO wanted this book, “The Couple Next Door,” written by Shari Lapena, to be a good one. I saw it on the “new paperbacks” table at Barnes & Noble a couple of months ago and made a note to … more
Texas newspapers are facing the threat of higher postal rates and slower service unless a postal reform measure known as HR 756 passes Congress. For the sake of newspapers and everyone who uses the … more
Most of the time, when my husband and I get the chance for a night on the town, you can find us cozied up over a bag of popcorn (OK, maybe a bucket … don’t judge!) in the middle row at the … more
Headlines that include happenings in Texas have become more attractive for me to read since moving down here. more
If you’re intelligent enough to be reading this newspaper, you probably already know that there’s a proven formula to weight loss and physical fitness – and you probably don’t … more
College basketball’s most exciting time of the year will take place in just a few short weeks. Conference tournaments will begin soon and the road to March Madness will become quite busy. This … more
I had a friend visit me the other day to tell me about a problem. I listened to her secret shame and consoled her. Under the veil of anonymity, she agreed to allow me to use her issue, but not her real name. For our purposes, we’ll call her Gwenifer. more
Following the Aug. 3 shooting that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured 24 others at a popular El Paso shopping venue, Gov. Greg Abbott and a group of officials met in the border city to discuss ways to address violence. more
She wore it for one day in 1919 and it looked as if it was sewn with this in mind. more
I got catfished by Ricky Seals-Jones. No, not the Sealy High School graduate, Texas A&M standout and Arizona Cardinals football player. This person was a fake. And I fell for it. A few weeks … more
For you Twilight Zone lovers, good news: there’s a 21st century version of it. The only catch is you have to be willing to buy into the sci-fi twist that the series “Black Mirror” puts on the … more
I, for one, am pretty excited about the hire of a new Sealy city manager. Interim City Manager Warren Escovy did a great job, and I think there were many who would have been happy to see him … more
There’s something so freeing about driving around town on a beautiful day, blaring music, and singing your heart out. Half the time I don’t know the words and butcher the melody, but it still … more
Here we go again. The recent shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, are deplorable, horrific acts of violence and terror. It’s sickening to see such tragic and unnecessary loss of life. Things like that should never happen, but they do, and all too frequently. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 3 announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s approval of their request to allow churches and religious … more
AUSTIN — Some 109 independent school districts and charters directly affected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for special evaluation in this year’s state accountability system, the Texas … more
It was recently announced the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox will play a game in Dyersville, Iowa, next to the original “Field of Dreams” where the movie was filmed in 1989. more
Movies, like any form of art, resonate with everyone in a different way. I don’t particularly like music while many of my closest friends find it as an important aspect to their lives. I can look … more
My family moved from little ol’ Crockett, Texas, to the big Aggieland city of College Station when I was 7 years old. I didn’t particularly like it there, and I didn’t have any friends since we … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 21 sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the … more
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